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Definition 1: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pass was fumbled

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

(... is a kind of flip ) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back

"the quarterback fumbled the snap"

(flip belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: the act of flipping a coin - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

Definition 3: a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water - [noun denoting act]

(flip is a kind of ...) a headlong plunge into water

Definition 4: an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

(... is a kind of flip ) a backward somersault

Definition 5: a sudden, quick movement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • with a flip of the wrist
  • the fish flipped over

(flip is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

Definition 6: hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg - [noun denoting food]

(flip is a kind of ...) made of two or more ingredients

Definition 7: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

Definition 8: go mad, go crazy - [verb of change]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 9: react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way - [verb of cognition]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

Definition 10: throw or toss with a light motion - [verb of contact]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flip me the beachball
  • toss me newspaper

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) throw with force or recklessness

"fling the frisbee"

(... is a kind of flip ) throw with an underhand motion

(... is a kind of flip ) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

(... is a kind of flip ) throw back with a quick, light motion

"She tossed back her head"

Definition 11: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation - [verb of contact]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • switch on the light
  • throw the lever

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) keep engaged

"engaged the gears"

(... is a kind of flip ) cause to operate by flipping a switch

"switch on the light" "turn on the stereo"

(... is a kind of flip ) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

"Turn off the stereo, please" "cut the engine" "turn out the lights"

Definition 12: turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse - [verb of contact]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flip over the pork chop
  • turn over the pancakes

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 13: move with a flick or light motion - [verb of contact]

(flip is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

Definition 14: lightly throw to see which side comes up - [verb of motion]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

Definition 15: cause to move with a flick - [verb of motion]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he flicked his Bic

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 16: toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 17: look through a book or other written material - [verb of perception]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He thumbed through the report
  • She leafed through the volume

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is a kind of ...) examine or consider with attention and in detail

"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

Definition 18: marked by casual disrespect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flip answer to serious question
  • the student was kept in for impudent behavior

Synonyms for flip in the sense of this definition

(flip is similar to ...) exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous

"remarks disrespectful of the law" "disrespectful in the presence of his parents" "disrespectful toward his teacher"

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